WEST OF MEMPHIS
PETER JACKSON (PRODUCER)
Peter Jackson's achievement co-writing, co-producing and directing THE LORD OF THE
RINGS trilogy (with fellow Academy Award winners and frequent collaborators Fran Walsh
and Philippa Boyens) earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations and 17 Academy
Awards. Jackson and Walsh received their first Oscar nomination for Best Original
Screenplay for their acclaimed film HEAVENLY CREATURES.
Jackson, through his New Zealand-based Wingnut Films banner, also was responsible for the
globally successful 2005 remake of KING KONG which earned over $500 million worldwide
and 3 Academy Awards. Jackson more recently directed the Academy Award-nominated
THE LOVELY BONES, an adaptation of the acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold,
which to date has earned nearly $100 million worldwide; and produced DISTRICT 9, which
received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. He is also producing, with Steven
Spielberg, a trilogy of films based on TINTIN, the world-renowned comic book series by Herge.
In 2010 he received a Knighthood for his services to film.
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